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Sinéad Rushe
Spring 2020 Granada Artist-in-Residence

Sinéad Rushe is a theatre director, performer and teacher of acting, specialising in the Michael Chekhov Technique and Vsevolod Meyerhold’s Biomechanics. Originally from Newry, Northern Ireland, Sinéad studied at Trinity College, Dublin and the École Normale Supérieure, Paris before training as an actor at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London. As well as a Senior Lecturer in Acting and Movement at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, she is on the teaching faculty of Michael Chekhov Association USA (MICHA) and has taught workshops internationally (National Theatre of Wales, National Studio, London, English National Opera, Arts International Bangkok, Dirks Theatre, Macau, China, Icelandic Academy of Art). She is also a former All-Ireland and Ulster Irish dance champion.

Directing credits include Concert with Colin Dunne in collaboration with sound designer and Tony Award-winner, Mel Mercier (The Pit, Barbican, Baryshnikov Arts Centre, New York, Centre National de la Danse,

Paris, Dublin Dance Festival, Ireland; Winner of Gradam Comharcheoil TG4 2018 Award), Bernard-Marie Koltès’s Night Just Before the Forests (Macau Arts Festival, China 2019), Out of Time (The Pit, Barbican, Baryshnikov Arts Centre, New York & international tour; nominated for Olivier and Dance Critics’ Circle Awards), Gogol’s Diary of a Madman with Living Pictures (Sherman Cymru, Cardiff, & international tour) and Something or Nothing with Guy Dartnell (The Place Theatre & tour), commissioned by Sadler’s Wells. At Royal Central, she has directed Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello and Much Ado About Nothing.

She has directed four shows with her own company, out of Inc: Loaded (The Old Rep, Birmingham, Jacksons Lane, London; developed at The Place Choreodrome), Night-Light (Oval House, London, Bristol Old Vic & tour), Life in the Folds (BAC, London & tour), and An Evening with Sinéad Rushe (BAC, London), all supported by Arts Council England.

She is the author of Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique: A Practitioner’s Guide, (Bloomsbury, Methuen 2019), and is the co-translator into French of four plays by Howard Barker (published by Editions Théâtrales, Paris). www.sineadrushe.co.uk

 

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